|¬[d] - Array of Detritus [NTT074] - ¬[d]|
¬[d] aka Darien Brito is an electroacoustic composer and audio/visual artist based in The Hague, Netherlands. From the very start of this EP, it's obvious that Darien masters and executes a unique sonic vision to excellent detail. Balancing personal expression with more universal soundscapes and peculiar hand-crafted noises, "Array of Detritus" is an honest, beautiful, dark and compelling place to reside...
Keywords: abstract, electroacoustic, glitch, sounddesign
|CD-R - Aspekt / Audience / Ascent [NTT026] - CD-R|
Back to Russia, where Nikita Golyshev (CD-R) and Evgeny Novikov performed an impressive live session (13/03/05, Moscow), which formed the building blocks of this quite experimental album. The unique approach of this duo allows for the most distant elements to be combined in something that sounds at times like a (sur)real environment, and at other times more like a guitar thrown in a trash compactor (if you've enjoyed NTT014 - Universumix, you realise that this isn't necessarily a bad thing)...
Keywords: Instrumental; Lo-Fi; Found Sounds; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 16,412 (2 reviews)
|Scene - Water Message [NTT054] - Scene|
Hailing from Italy is Fabrizio Greco, aka Scene, who is a sound engineer and composer. Aside from working on his psytrance or multimedia projects, his Scene project is one that delves into ambient soundscaping. For the short ep "Water Message", Scene has subtly implemented brainwave techniques (tuned to Theta frequencies) to add to the serene tones and relaxing drones. A small gem with a lot of immersive potential...
Keywords: ambient; drone; brainwaves
Downloads: 984 (1 review)
|v/a - Vortex [NTT050] - v/a|
01 - Hecq - Continuum 02 - Zoogoo, Chlorophyll Fluxbunny, Otets Dekan - Neural Ensemble 03 - Circuit Paralelle - Owak Erg 04 - Barbarix - Masicular 05 - Sytrjv - Exacud 06 - Subskan - Aezphia Vortex 07 - La Peste - Being Palmer Eldritch 08 - Atomhead - Vortex 09 - Atomhead - Robotomy 10 - Sedarka - Ishimori 11 - Binray - Beta Block 12 - Xanopticon - Ortexx 13 - Inshizzo - Head of Atoms 14 - Bogdan Dullsky - Rift Fractal 15 - Atomhead - Rift With a strong focus on unique electronic sounddesign an...
Keywords: glitch; abstract; sound design; flashcore; breakcore; electronic; future; scifi; science fiction; cyberpunk; idm; ambient; zap
|Quest.Room.Project - Room Number [NTT043] - Quest.Room.Project|
Bogdan Dullsky (QRP) explores with "Room Number" in great depth the borders of abstraction and absurdity. He renders a world consisting of the strangest harmonics, dancing around a variety of instruments (such as flute and bass guitar) which he plays very proficiently. Skillfully designed sounds are excessively displayed and the sheer number of them alone will never leave you bored. Count in the extraordinary artwork from Russian visual artist "Barandash" and you know you're heading towards a un...
Keywords: abstract, sound design, flute, bass guitar, experimental
Downloads: 8,077 (4 reviews)
|Cisfinitum - Malgyl [NTT030] - Cisfinitum|
Enigmatic, very emotional drone album from Cisfinitum, who finishes in this way his surreal "0 vs 0", "Landschaft" and "Malgyl" trilogy. Awesome, heartily recommended work. http://cisfinitum.coldlands.ru http://www.musicamaximamagnetica.com/catalogo/eee43.html
Keywords: Drone; Dark Ambient
|fp - Fiuk & Csajok [NTT022] - fp|
Fabrice Planquette (fp), who has released a lot of his fantastic stuff on Entity since its conception (as element.act, acta, a.s. and in most xE Phalanx projects) and quite recently also on Enough Records (fp - Traces), has returned with another great 13 track album! His newest work is again an example of perfect production and a variety of contrasting styles. Interestingly enough, "Fiuk & Csajok" stays remarkably coherent as exotic rhythms, infectious melody, field recordings and filmic passage...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Experimental; Cinematic Ambients; Spoken Word; Tribal; collage; Field Recordings
Downloads: 6,362 (1 review)
|Rekombinacje - Soczewki Grawitacyjne [NTT073] - Rekombinacje|
Hailing from Poland, mister Marian Marianski brings us his version of a "Gravitational Lens", a deep-scope reflection on galaxy clusters far beyond our current reach. Sonically dense and meticulously controlled, spacious atmospheres interweave with sharp glitches and sub-ranged feedback echoes. A subtle yet wide spectrum of sonic entities is revealed. A welcome addition to the family. http://www.entity.be
Keywords: deep, space, lens, abstract, drones, abstractions, glitch, ambient, dark ambient, sound design
|Cisfinitum - Landschaft [NTT024] - Cisfinitum|
Russian composers E. Voronovsky (music, synths, tapes, drones) and A. Tzarev (sound construction and digital editing) are responsible for our 24th release, which has been previously released as CDR on the Insofar Vapour Bulk catalog in 2000. Regardless we are very proud to make this material available to you, as its content is utterly timeless. Landschaft is an epic work of deeply emotional/dramatic drones, carrying with them the Cisfinitum trademark which successfully combines electro-acoustic ...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Drones; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 10,814 (4 reviews)
|xE Phalanx - Revelation [NTT072] - xE Phalanx|
Revelation describes a journey into the great Void, peering into the deepest corners of mind, while non-simultaneously gazing at the breathtaking scenery that our reality is fabricated of. A collective vision of ambient space drones. The Void talking back to us. Made possible with the kind help from the following artists: 833-45, Casual Coincidence, Erratic, Gustaf Hildebrand, Idle Sunder, Ionosphere, Land:Fire, Pavonine...
Keywords: ambient; space; dark; void; drone; entity
|Acta - Sous Quel Ordre [NTT006] - Acta|
After NTT002 - an 80 minutes long album called "..." by French mastermind element.act, you may have thought that you've seen the last of him for a while.Well forget that, there's more sides to this artist than you can imagine, and this release is another piece of the puzzle. As "acta", in close collaboration with post-rock guitarist Pierre Fruchard (also present in groups such as "Innocent X" and "Tanger"), he has created 3 tracks with great emotional depth, while exploring different ways of wor...
Downloads: 3,305 (3 reviews)
|Beatwife - Virtual Love Cell [NTT020] - Beatwife|
Beatwife is a unique collaboration between Mark Allan and Richard Wilson who tackle both live soundtweaking and visual performance on a technically highly-evolved level. Virtual Love Cell features fast and constantly morphing beats, accompanied by interesting atmospherics and vocal outbursts. In terms of flow, it's quite amazing how their work - while edging so close to complete randomness - never ceases to entertain the listener...
Keywords: Psychedelic; Experimental; Broken Beats
|Sedarka - Archive [NTT067] - Sedarka|
It's been too long since we've heard anything that could remotely resemble "Shibashi Todomen" (2004). Suffice it to say that Belgium-based Gommaar Delneste has not too often engaged in similar sonic activities in recent years. However, as one might imagine, plenty of unheard jewels were still left afloat on his HDD. The idea of an "Archive" release seemed a more than appropriate manner for him to close a chapter, undoubtedly making way for what's yet to come...
Downloads: 946 (1 review)
|Les Neiges Noires De Laponie - Thunder Ohm [NTT071] - Les Neiges Noires De Laponie|
Former Angstprod Netlabel curator Alexandre Casademunt dives into harsh sonic explosions with his latest LNNDL ep. Quite possibly one of the only fitting soundtracks to today's supposed "end of the world", Thunder Ohm intends to submerge the listener in a forceful current of spacial bleeps and turbulent noise. http://entity.be https://soundcloud.com/lnndl
Keywords: lnndl, Les Neiges Noires De Laponie, harsh, sonic, interstellar, noise, abstract, sound scapes
|Elin - Impressions [NTT009] - Elín|
Elín Anna Steinarsdóttir (Reykjavík, Iceland) was introduced to her father's analogue equipment at the early age of 6, and she quickly gained intuition for it. Raised in a family of musicians, she was since then determined to continue the age-old tradition. In "Impressions", her first public appearance, she brings tracks of abstract, unusual guitarexperiments, as well as persuasive minimal electronic sequences and tweaked recordings of everyday objects, acoustic instruments and environments...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Experimental; Electroacoustic; Ambient
Downloads: 10,542 (1 review)
|m__ - Ilion [NTT007] - m__|
From Madrid we welcome m__, who offers us a very controlled 5-part post-digital tweaking session that has a surprisingly wide variety of carefully timed minimalistic interactions, that are sometimes rhythmic, and always very ambient coated. The many microscopic elements not only give it a strange organic feel, but they also allow this excursion to grow by the listen. With tone and texture hinting to interesting post-industrial landscapes, we gladly start 2004 with "Ilion".
Keywords: Microsound; Drones; Dark Ambient
|Binray - Cederoth Bloodstopper [NTT033] - Binray|
Most welcome to the NTT catalogue is Bristol/UK's Binray, who delivers an intense melting pot of high standard electronic constructions. The tracks in "Cederoth Bloodstopper" blur the lines between sonic Lorenz attractors and freestyle alien beatings. Its sound flows so naturally that it could only have come from Binray's self-invented sequencing methods, which appearantly offer an incredible degree of control...
Keywords: Broken Beats; Experimental; Abstract; Braindance
Downloads: 14,448 (1 review)
|Otets Dekan - Endlessly Regurgitating Pattern [NTT048] - Otets Dekan|
The anachronic thought-wilderness that descends from Jonathan Dean's imagination has taken on a polymorphic form of its own and was found disguising itself in what had to become the newest Entity release. Let Otets Dekan's techno-organic automata clutch you with their slimey amorphous tentacles, drag you into their vomiting pits of acid and perform their insectile indoctrination ritual. I assure you that you won't regret it ;)
Keywords: organic; dsp; tentacles; abstract; electronic
|Ronny Ragtroll presents Greatest Clubhits From Beyond [NTT047] - Ronny Ragtroll|
David Deschuyteneer (aka Ronny Ragtroll/Affective Disorder), a good friend and an exceptionally talented artist, excels in many forms of both graphical and sonic art. With his "Greatest Clubhits From Beyond" he crawls back into the skin of Ronny Ragtroll, as he did a long time ago for his previous Entity release "Smart Disable For All". Rising from beyond space-time borders into a universe of chill, David might as well be rightfully marked as the inventor of space disco hop...
Keywords: triphop; disco; space; weed; chill; experimental
|Idle Sunder - Psygnosis I [NTT045] - Bogdan Dullsky, Idle Sunder|
Having worked closely with Bogdan Dullsky (Quest.Room.Project - see NTT043) on this 1st album of the Psygnosis trilogy, Idle Sunder has transcended the space drone boundaries they were once confined to, to visit a universe of remarkably visual minimal rhythms and manipulated instruments/recordings. All of the tracks contain a great diversity in both sound and style, while retaining a quite conceptual atmosphere which holds ground in between existential and psychological ideas that are sure to be...
Keywords: drone; minimal; experimental; glitch; electro-acoustic
|Ronny Ragtroll - Smart Disable For All [NTT012] - Ronny Ragtroll|
And who do we have here? It's Ronny Ragtroll, who once again proves that there is something seriously wrong with the drinking water in Belgium. David has been roaming electronic genres from the beginning of his musical journey, and this release will show you that strange things have happened since his ambient collab with UndaCova on Autoplate as "Affective Disorder". 4 tracks with addictive melodies and complex beats, very interesting technical setups and a great humoristic and determined feel m...
Downloads: 714 (1 review)
|Yannis Kyriakides - Highly Coloured Places [NTT023] - Yannis Kyriakides|
Yannis Kyriakides, who is also the mind behind the electro-acoustically oriented "Unsounds" label, delivered us his full-length "Highly Coloured Places" album which was crafted with an astonishing soundquality. The abundance of precision and refined techniques makes one wonder about the time it must have taken to put these lengthy tracks together. Yannis travels a path in between electro-acoustic music and manipulated field recordings, allowing him a lot of artistic freedom...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Abstract; Field Recordings
Downloads: 5,379 (2 reviews)
|Satka - The Recombinant Sign [NTT029] - Satka|
It's no surprise that Satka and Sedarka (see NTT021) have a common musical history as both these artists seem to be investigating the outer fringes of dark and deep industrial/breakcore/noise fusions. Satka's contribution to Entity turns your mind into a warzone of high energy obstructions. Remnants of dislocated industrial rhythms continuously exterminate eachother as the tracks keep building towards higher momentum and sustaining climaxes...
Keywords: Dark Ambient; Breakcore; Industrial / Post-Industrial / Noise
|Erratic - Activation Fields [NTT018] - Erratic|
Our own staffmember Jan Robbe (Erratic/UndaCova) decided to release his albumlength of sonic adventures in space on Entity. His casual interest in the fields of astronomy and consciousness have driven him to the production of "Activation Fields". Expect a varied succession of short electronic experiments that will have you floating in between swirling abstract shapes and erratically changing landscapes...
Keywords: Ambient; Abstract; Drones; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 3,292 (2 reviews)
|8E Phalanx - Revery [NTT015] - xE Phalanx, acta, Chango Feo, Ellende, Erratic, Kaebin Yield, no Xivic, Plagasul, sig~int|
After being under construction for over 8 months, 8 artists from around the world have finally finished yet another xE Phalanx chapter, this time in a veritable David Lynch fashion. Not only have they created a lengthy work (9 consecutive parts) that goes along quite well with the concept of "auditory movies", they have at the same time composed a soundtrack for it, and all this by using mainly self-recorded sounds as a source! Everything was linked together like a chain of thoughts, which draws...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Cinematic Ambients; Electroacoustic
Downloads: 2,931 (1 review)
|Idle Sunder - Aether II [NTT041] - Idle Sunder|
When Idle Sunder's full length Aether I sequel engages, boundaries of physical reality are metamorphically translated into a sound that goes beyond words. The sources used in this work are again plucked from space observatory archives, bringing with them a mindstretching stream of rich sonic character and dream-eliciting immersive potential. Be ready when the void breaks open and the blinding light reaches out to your "inner sanctum"...
Keywords: space, drone, aether
|Autopsy Protocol - Umami [NTT034] - Autopsy Protocol|
From Barcelona comes Eduard Catafal Abril's project Autopsy Protocol, which was previously featured on the Lostfrog netlabel. In Umami he mixes violent extremes with a healthy dose of humor. Elements of headsplicing industrial and hardcore are entangled in original b-movie and local village song samples. The combination is very entertaining and shows a lot of compositional skill. Fans of Kurosawa/Miike style flicks should feel right at home in this ambiguous environment...
Keywords: Hardcore; Breakcore; Industrial
Downloads: 6,424 (1 review)
|Hazcauch - Fitzhugh [NTT066] - Hazcauch|
Back in Japan, and this time we meet with programmer / sounddesigner Hideki Masatani aka Hazcauch! His Fitzhugh ep features 4 tracks that wage a battle between heavy electronic percussion, lush ambient scapes and raw, destructive glitch effects. http://flavors.me/hazcauch http://www.entity.be/entity
Keywords: glitch, heavy, electronic, percussion, ambient, atmospheric, experimental, destructive
Downloads: 1,804 (2 reviews)
|Dotkraz vs Idle Sunder vs Casual Coincidence - Rust [NTT037] - Dotkràz, Idle Sunder, Casual Coincidence|
"Rust" uses mystified drones, scattered field recordings and some more synthetic methods to travel a fine line in between drama and resolution. The result targets your innermost feelings and generally sets out to invoke an enfolding path of personal liberation. Many thanks to all Dotkràz, Idle Sunder and Casual Coincidence members for delivering the goods.
Downloads: 8,464 (2 reviews)
|PlanetZoo - Life, This Strange Discharge [NTT057] - PlanetZoo|
PlanetZoo - the braindeadchild of arguably mentally deranged composers Samuel Glazer (Zoogoo) and Anthony Colas (Planet Aldol) - was not so long ago destined to release on Entity and (thankfully) have yet again put everything aside to work on the continuation of what is already becoming a compendium of hyperrealistic yet surreal and psychedelic auditory sceneries. This new incarnation brings a horrific tale of dark, virtual entities, bearing a story that will keep you puzzled as you relive each ...
Keywords: abstract; sound design; dark ambient; glitch; electro-acoustic; found sound
|Barbarix - Lucifer's Happy Hunting Ground [NTT051] - Barbarix|
Bromsgrove/UK brings us Steven Crompton, who has been producing as Barbarix for a considerable time, encompassing a multitude of electronic styles. The rhythmic tracks on his first (!) ep contain some very subtle dubstep (greatly soothing underlying bass) and idm influences, while the more abstract scenes (such as the title track) present a dark world of supernatural impressions. All wrapped up with an ear for production and attention to detail...
Keywords: idm; dub; abstract; atmospheric; glitch; angelic choir
|BLAERG - Incessant Subversive Decibels [NTT019] - BLÆRG|
It's time for rhythm, and we're sure a lot of you will be delighted to hear that Ohio-based Scott Wehman (BLÆRG) has come to enlighten us with a very fresh sounding ep, packed with frantically broken beats and persuasive melodies of all kinds. In this ep he established a quite ambivalent style, in which he plays out cleverly used vocal or instrumental samples against unpredictable rhythmic assaults...
Downloads: 1,733 (1 review)
|White Nois Stasis - The Garden of Unearthed Machines [NTT004] - White Nois Stasis|
Created as a solo project in '98 from the ashesof projects such as cLEAN and Synthetic Gods, ][en Michael (White Nois Stasis) articulates many styles, from ambient soundscaping to grinding ethereal industrial noize, and hybrids it with an atmosphere of madness, disgust, seclusion, and a glimmer of hope. "The Garden of Unearthed Machines" is a thriving and addictive industrial oriented assemblage with the clean compelling rhythms and immersive atmospheric elements (such as piano, sitar and electr...
Downloads: 11,848 (5 reviews)
|ETO - Winter Center [NTT039] - ETO|
ETO (which stands for Experimental Tea Orchestra) is an ensemble originating from Izhevsk, Russia. Using a myriad of Asian/ethnic sounding instruments, and subtly influencing the resulting entrancing soundscapes through the use of some more modern technology, they manage to breathe interesting new life into a musical genre that had arguably been executed to death. None of what you might have heard however captures the essence quite like ETO...
|diFfuSed beats - A Long Way Round [NTT069] - diFfuSed beats|
diFfuSed beats is a duo comprised of Ish Shehrawat (Delhi) and Konrad Bayer (Munich). They engage with sound as a philosophical and social reverberant and not just as an aesthetic object. Sound is the main element in their works and they use it with an expressionist angle to reflect on the times we live in. diFfuSed beats draw an acoustic portrait of the imagined by means of contemporary electro-acoustic music (field recordings, sampling, sequencing, cut-up etc.)...
|Ryukau - Selected Rooms [NTT064] - Ryukau|
For the 64th release, we'd like to present Takamitsu Endo's RYUKAU project. "Selected Rooms" is an aural treat that breaks into the extremes of noisy and glitchy sound art, one of those things the Japanese seem to have a knack for. After all these years a release like this is long overdue on Entity. Play it loud and brace yourself!! Huge thanks to Nick Nenov for providing another stunning piece of cover art.
Keywords: ryukau, noise, glitch, ambient, scapes, extreme, experimental, japan
|Kaebin Yield - Polymorphism [NTT032] - Kaebin Yield, Sedarka, Yvan Hinge, Ronny Ragtroll, Atomhead|
Since Nico indefinitely left Entity and music production altogether, a re-emergence of his music, containing released and unreleased tracks with various remixes, might as well serve as a tribute release for this Entity co-founder. There's no question about the complexity in the ep: every nanosecond of sound was surgically put into place in order to maximize the impact of a dazzling rhythmic spectacle...
Keywords: Organic; Science Fiction; Broken Beats; Digital
Downloads: 1,613 (1 review)
|Herd - Tangents 32 - 39 [NTT058] - Herd|
Herd is Jason Thomson, who's located in Corby, England. With his Tangents, his ongoing abstract ambient/space series, he has been featured on a diversity of radio shows such as Rob Booth's Electronic Explorations, Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental (BBC Radio1) and more recently, DiversityFM's MUSICBOX. The first 19 tracks in Jason's series got released on the PostUnder netlabel's sublabel, FSOR. You'll want those once you hear these...
Keywords: space; spacious; abstract; sounddesign; dark; ambient; found sound
|Mathieu Ruhlmann - The Calm of the Suns [NTT025] - Mathieu Ruhlmann|
In "The Calm of the Suns", Mathieu Ruhlmann (also known of labels such as Mystery Sea and S'Agita) gradually intrudes your perceptions using subtle and faintly recognisable recordings, while luring you into a dualistic mirage that's calm and haunting at the same time. It shows that Mathieu has extensively dwelled on the borders of pure phonography, as his recordings are crystal clear, unnoticeably emerging and disappearing, inherently drawing attention away from itself...
Keywords: Dark Ambient; Field Recordings; Drone, Ambient; Minimal
Downloads: 4,064 (5 reviews)
|Idle Sunder - Psygnosis III [NTT055] - Idle Sunder, Bogdan Dullsky|
The third chapter in the Psygnosis series is bound to draw you in its glorious, surreal journey from start to finish. Bogdan Dullsky, who has worked with Idle Sunder on the whole Psygnosis trilogy has sent me an email about his views and experiences concerning the collaboration. Look for it on the NTT website. http://www.dullsky.net http://www.entity.be/idlesunder http://www.entity.be
Keywords: psygnosis; ambient; drone; flute; soundscapes; brainwaves; lucid dream
|Idle Sunder - Aether I [NTT031] - Idle Sunder|
In Aether I, the Idle Sunder group sets out to disassemble the physical reality that we all reside in. They meticulously melt together the raw sonic textures of energetic information that determines our universe with a mystical sense of humanity, as to translate to us petty humans the holistic greatness of existence. The album also contains the first Entity micro-release "Folding Light" (albeit in slightly different form), which perfectly fits into their universal picture...
Keywords: Sound Collage; Dark Ambient; Abstract
|Takeshi Nakamura - Music For 14 Years Old [NTT061] - Takeshi Nakamura|
Takeshi Nakamura is back with a new ep called "Music For 14 Years Old", and the result is quite an unexpected one, portraying a mix of cold electronic glitch as well as warmer influences that add a more accessible quality to his style. Takeshi also injected some acoustic percussion and granulized voices into his reknown mix of finely processed bleep tones and other such noises, making all of this add up to a charmingly entrancing ep that will most likely have you returning to it...
Keywords: glitch, experimental, electronic, tones, noise, percussion
|A.S. - 20040701 [NTT013] - A.S., Repeater, Rym Hakiki, ***, jsld|
Once again we are honoured with another one of Fabrice Planquette's projects. Having previously released on Entity as Element.Act and Acta (and multiple times as part of xE Phalanx), he's by far the most present artist on our label, and with good reason! The current project (A.S.) is the result of his collaborations with artists such as Repeater, Rym Hakiki, *** and jsld. After some audio sessions with those respective persons, Fabrice reconstructed the various recordings into the 4 great tracks...
Keywords: Electronic; Found Sounds; Experimental
|N. Nenov - Cosc [NTT063] - Nick Nenov|
Nick Nenov is responsible for this shortest, yet arguably most dense release in the history of Entity. With Cosc, he proves a lot of positive things that you COULD experience by clicking on the Youtube link. However I would urge you to NOT ruin it in advance, and download the high quality version so you can sit back and dive in with style. An audiovisual masterpiece that pushes the borders of synchronized high definition organic visualisations...
Keywords: organic, bass, audiovisual, synchronized, experimental, dubstep, visual, visuals
Downloads: 222 (1 review)
|5E Phalanx - Pragmatic Impulse [NTT001] - Danny Kreutzfeldt, Erratic, Kaebin Yield, ps, Tirriddiliu|
Danny Kreutzfeldt, ps, Tirriddiliu, Kaebin Yield and Erratic put their heads together to make a stunning 21 minute abstract experimental piece by continuously passing tracks on to the next musician. The result is a very captivating listening experience and serves its right as the first ever of many more Entity Records releases.
|Ellende - Sleepsoup [NTT003] - Ellende|
Serving as a soundtrack to Wim Bontjes' (deceased co-founder of the Ellende group) "Book of Illusion", Ellende's release on Entity is - much like their other netreleases (Ti Con Zero (No Type), Mini Madness (Fukkgod) and The Delegation From Nowhere (Tinnitus)) - a very thoughtful and conceptual piece of work which came to us in handmade mini-cdr packaging. Both "Ten Years a Second" and "Sleepsoup" urge you their creeping catatonia, leaving your thoughts in between illusion and reality...
|Element.Act - ... [NTT002] - Element.Act|
Element.Act doesn't only manage 2 electronica record labels (optimum & centrum) but is also an experienced musician himself. Every one of the 16 tracks on ... has flawless production and oozes in originality, while staying true to intriguing structures with densely timbred percussion, beautifully contrasted melodies, and occasional repeating and unusually addictive vocal samples. Combining the better aspects of both electronic and more traditional/orchestral sounding instruments, element.act sea...
Downloads: 17,923 (2 reviews)
|d.compose - Analysis [NTT005] - d.compose|
U.S. based Bret Truchan (d.compose) is an extremely talented experimental artist that shows how far dark electronics have evolved to this day. Detailed morphing soundtextures combined with a great sense of chaotic compositional subtlety bring the d.compose listening experience to a uniquely high level, as only fortunates that have heard his groundbreaking album "Seed" (out on Unmediated Productions) already know...
Downloads: 1,323 (2 reviews)
|Takeshi Nakamura - Strange Animals [NTT046] - Takeshi Nakamura|
Takeshi Nakamura, who's been making quite the name for himself on various netlabels (Zymogen, Digital Biotope, Play-Code, ...), can certainly be relied upon should you be looking for avant-garde sonic investigations. "Strange Animals" is made of curious harmonics that were meticulously assembled through what i would guess are alien Max/msp or Reaktor patches. The tracks' structures are at first hard to identify as most of the rhythms are quite unorthodox, until (in some cases) a more familiar rh...
Keywords: glitch; experimental; avant-garde; digital; reaktor; maxmsp; clicks; cuts
|Foul Shape - Floating Eye Syndrome [NTT062]|
Not only do I owe mister Jonathan Dean (aka NTT048's Otets Dekan) my sincerest apologies for making him wait over a year to finally put his deliciously organic sounding ep out to the public... I also need to thank him for letting me throw in a more recent bonus track for good measure. Floating Eye Syndrome is easily his most remarkable work to date and something that should easily please your ears for hours on end...
Keywords: organic, idm, electronic, experimental, foul, shape